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Do Californians have the right to “instruct” their elected representatives through the ballot?
By the time 18-year-old Aaron Young wound up at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles last October, he’d been wrestling for months with excruciating stomach pain and vomiting that repeatedly sent him to the emergency room.
After local and state officials praised new U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) on Sunday afternoon, the stage was set for the congressman to have his official district swearing-in — but then the fire alarm went off at UCLA’s Royce Hall.\
Saying a study of the Rim of the Valley Corridor's future is months overdue and stuck in "bureaucratic limbo," three local members of Congress are urging the National Park Service to release the report.
A medical device called a duodenoscope that's been linked to recent deadly superbug infections across the country was also connected to a 2013 outbreak at a Wisconsin medical facility that infected five people, America Tonight has learned.
“I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation, or purpose of evasion, and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter.”
Ted Lieu: The United States and Israel have an unbreakable bond and we share common values and policy goals, including preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. I appreciated the Prime Minister’s praise for the high level of cooperation between the United States and Israel and the support Israel has received from President Obama.
With every seat plus standing room filled in the House chamber on Capitol Hill on March 3, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s highly anticipated and much-debated speech on a potential nuclear deal between the United States and Iran did not reveal new information about the deal’s content, nor did it indicate a clear path forward if the deal collapses.
Roll Call’s Heard on the Hill blog has a short Q&A with U.S. Rep. Mark Takai. Excerpt:
Q. Do you have a favorite campaign story?
The Food and Drug Administration, already under fire for its response to superbug outbreaks at U.S. hospitals, has tried and failed twice to get medical scope manufacturers to prove their controversial devices can be cleaned of deadly bacteria.